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May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Employees at the Starbucks on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township voted on Monday to become the second location in New Jersey to join the Workers United labor union according to the New Jersey AFL-CIO.  The Starbucks in Hopewell similarly voted to join the union ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Six children found themselves trapped in an elevator stuck between floors at a retail building on Willowbrook Boulevard in Wayne. This is a four-story structure that houses several businesses, including Rockin’ Jump – an indoor trampoline park. When it became clear that the elevator ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Sayreville native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A former township man – who has now identified 84 Colonia High School alumni and former staffers with rare brain tumors – says he is on “a personal mission” to persuade state and federal heath and environmental authorities to fully investigate why former classmates are getting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Thousands of people from across Hudson County, and beyond greeted the members of the historic St. Peter’s University Peacocks men’s basketball team at a parade held in their honor Friday. The parade for the Peacocks started at the statue at Lincoln Park and made its way up JFK ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Men in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on the Black Sea drew inspiration from Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" on March 22 as they prepared for another Russian attack.  “This is for the ones who stood their ground… Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini,” the Sayreville native and Rock & ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — The Hamilton Township Police Division has a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges.  Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — As most of Hawthorne watched the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold, a few Hawthorne families followed the events with a more personal and keen interest. The Hawthorne families are directly from the affected countries of Ukraine and Russia and others still have friends and ...

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NEW EGYPT — Ocean County was the site of a major rally on Saturday night. Truck drivers opposed to vaccine mandates and other coronavirus restrictions rolled through New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday.  The rallies in New Jersey are part of an ongoing group of protests around the country. Maps ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - All Hackensack Public School students are returning to class following Hackensack High School’s evacuation due to a bomb threat Friday morning. Schools that were put under the shelter-in-place order are also operating as normal, according to the Hackensack Public School District ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - From Sophia Silvera’s point of view, the assignment should not have been controversial. Their Lincoln Middle School teacher proposed a debate among students on whether COVID vaccines should be mandated in schools. But like almost every other sector of society, the middle school ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year was no different. Over 6,000 participated in jumping in the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise money for the ...

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ATLANTIC CITY/EAST ORANGE, NJ — In 2020, in response to the death of George Floyd, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General issued a notice that it will ban police departments from using chokeholds, carotid artery neck restraints, or similar tactics, except where deadly force is necessary.

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After 30 years on the job, one of Hoboken’s bravest thinks he’s ready for whatever “Survivor” will bring. When the popular CBS reality series returns for its 42nd season in a two-hour premiere on March 9, Mike Turner, a retired Hoboken battalion chief, will among the 18 new ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that Nicholas Pagano, 31, of West Deptford was found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Waterford Township, NJ. According to a press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office: on Monday, February 7, 2022, at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – A Black History Month inspired craft beer will be available at Montclair Brewery to honor legends.  This year’s series will include the Aubrey Ale, brewed to honor Montclair’s local icon, Aubrey Lewis Sr., and the ThomSank Independence Ale, in honor of Thomas Sankara, Burkina ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The community is mourning, as reports confirm that former Manalapan High School basketball player, football star, and college player for both Yale and Monmouth University, Kyle Mullen has died on Friday.  Mullen was 24 years old. According to the U.S. Navy, Mullen was a ...

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UPDATE: Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano and county law enforcement authorities announced that 39-year-old Cheng Hsiao, reported missing from Montville Township, along with her two young children - Ethan, 3, and Ian, 2 - have been found. The three were reported missing on January 23, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey's general obligation bonds have been upgraded from stable to positive, announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The agency issued a report dated January 20 stated its outlook upgrade "“reflects the robust recovery of the State’s financial picture since the early days of the ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Murphy says there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing weekly ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - World War II Navy veteran, and Flemington resident, Bill Watkinson will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 23 – and residents are invited to celebrate with him. Watkinson was stationed on the USS Yorktown from 1942 to 1946. By 1943, he was a Navy test pilot, certifying aircraft ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Jams by Kim has earned fans during the summer months at the Montclair Farmers Market and throughout New Jersey for its creative artisanal jams and has now been recognized with a national award for its Peach and Ginger jam by the Good Food Foundation.  Kim Osterhoudt, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.  It's the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19, a number that ...

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